The next morning we walked to the capitol building. It was only about six blocks from our motel.
The plan was to find out if the Senate was in session and/or attend a committee meeting until our rally which was at noon. When we arrived we happened to run into Sen. Woodward just in time to find out that the JFAC meeting would resume in ten minutes. We listened in on the budget hearing for Mental Health Services. Prop 2 will be saving that portion of the budget 4.2 million dollars. One more reason to fund it without restrictions.
The Idaho Senate was in session next so we watched that until it was time for our rally for Prop 2.
The rally was on the front steps of the capitol building.
Kally, Vera and Linda made these great signs.
Everyone at the rally was very enthusiastic despite of the cold temperature and the wind.
|Linda, Michele Marcy and Kally|
|with Luke Mayville|
The photo below is one of my favorites. The last speaker was Emily Strizich holding her sweet daughter. Emily and her husband, Garrett, were the initial supporters of the Prop 2 effort along with Luke Mayville. They have driven the Medicaid Bus up and down the length of Idaho several times to support the initiative.
|The most popular ride in Idaho|
After the rally we decided to attend the Senate Education Committee meeting. Senator Woodward, who is a member of the education committee, introduced us. It was something we had not expected and it was very nice to be acknowledged.
One of our members, Marcy, lives in Boise. She was our chauffeur and tour guide while we were there. Marcy was very familiar with all things political and the ins and outs of the legislature. She drove us everywhere and recommended all the best places to eat. It made our experience so fun! We had lunch at Mai Thai and dinner at the Fort Street Station.
The second day we decided we wanted to see the House of Representatives in session and watched them debate and vote on several bills.
We had lunch with Senator Woodward at a very nice restaurant called Richards. After lunch we did a little shopping and then walked back to the capitol where we toured the governor's office. As we walked out we met Governor Little and the chance to talk to him for a few minutes.
We decided we needed a photo under this sign for the fans of West Wing.
|Michele, Judy, Susan, Connie, Linda|
Our return flight was good and our driver, Linda, got us all home safely. There is a lot more snow here than when we left and it's really cold!